Thoughts on Cremation

Cremations, Funerals, Life, Death and Everything In Between

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Medicare Advantage Plans Deny Critical Care

By Mark Sunshine | Aug 12, 2022

When I was in high school, I went to New York City with my friends to “hang out”  in Times Square, where there was a “99-cent” store.   At the time, I was thrilled that for $0.99, I could buy anything in the store, and to my adolescent eyes, there seemed to be thousands of items…

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Is Sunshine Cremation a Boca Raton Funeral Home?

By Mark Sunshine | Jul 29, 2022

Yes! Sunshine Cremation Services is also a funeral home with a funeral home establishment license.  As a result, regardless of your needs, Sunshine Cremation Services can help.  While Sunshine Cremation Services’ headquarters is in Boca Raton (i.e., a Boca Raton funeral home), we can provide funeral services throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.  Cities…

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Funeral Services That Don’t Cost An Arm and A Leg

By Mark Sunshine | May 3, 2022

If you’re looking for a funeral home that combines cremation with funeral traditional funeral services, Sunshine Cremation is your solution. Sunshine Cremation offers a full range of funeral services with cremation, including viewings, wakes, and full funerals. Cremation, Viewings, Full Funerals We are here to help you navigate this difficult time, and we understand that…

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Brain shaped white jigsaw puzzle on blue background, a missing piece of the brain puzzle, mental health and problems with memory

What To Look Out For and Why Not To Worry About

By Mark Sunshine | Apr 20, 2022

Worried About Developing Dementia or Alzheimer’s? I am reaching an age where everyone I know is worried about developing dementia, Alzheimer’s, or some other degenerative brain disease.  In the last two years, two close friends have gotten the bad news: one friend was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and the other with Alzheimer’s.  Both individuals are in…

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The US Has the Highest Rate of Preventable Women’s Death

By Mark Sunshine | Apr 8, 2022

It is “conventional wisdom” that the quality of U.S. healthcare is the best in the world.  However, like many things that everyone knows, the conventional wisdom regarding U.S. healthcare is wrong.   Newly published data documents that among ten wealthy countries American females die preventable deaths at the highest rate in the world.   Worse, U.S. women have…

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Sea What??? Feeding Seaweed To Cows Helps Global Warming.

By Mark Sunshine | Mar 30, 2022

In today’s installment of “life is stranger than fiction,” I discuss the impact of cow and sheep burps on global warming and how scientists are solving the bovine burping crisis We have been told that human consumption of meat is a significant contributor to climate change (it is) but given no solution other than not…

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Jewish Funeral Traditions Explained

By Mark Sunshine | Mar 29, 2022

Why Don’t Jews Have Flowers at Funerals?   Tradition When Jews point to tradition to explain a religious or cultural practice, this usually indicates, as confirmed by Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, that no one knows “why” Jews do what they do.  I have been a Jew for 62 years (which is a long time),…

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Flying with cremated remains

What You Need To Know About Flying With Cremated Remains

By Mark Sunshine | Mar 23, 2022

Can You Fly With Cremated Remains? Yes.  You can fly with your loved one’s cremated remains and it is not difficult or burdensome. International travel is not a problem either.  However, there are more and different requirements requiring more planning.  What You Need To Know. Domestic Travel Domestic air travel with cremated remains is straightforward. …

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Is A Risk Factor That Can Hurt Unborn Babies

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Is A Risk Factor That Can Hurt Unborn Babies

By Mark Sunshine | Mar 2, 2022

Active Ingredient in Tylenol is…. The active ingredient in Tylenol (known as either acetaminophen or paracetamol) is widely used by pregnant women to alleviate pain and fever.   However, new research is pointing to a correlation between Tylenol and altered fetal development that increases the risk of certain developmental problems.  And, as you may have guessed,…

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